Bellevue, Washington, Oct. 4, 2019: The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted Ossia Inc. an equipment authorisation for an Internet of Things (IoT) assest tracking solution. Cota Forever Tracker, the wireless power delivery is certified under Part 18 of the FCC’s rules, said the company in a press release.
Ossia claimed the Forever Tracker was the first-of-its-kind IoT asset tracking solution that allowed mass charging of multiple IoT asset trackers, without the need for wires, cables, charging pads, or specific placement orientation. It enables real-time tracking of high value assets, including semi-trailers, crates, pallets, and packages. With the FCC certification, Ossia can now market and sell this wireless power solution in the United States.
For this, Ossia is collaborating with T-Mobile and Xirgo Technologies. An initial deployment planned at Walmart distribution centers for later this year, and commercialization occurring in 2020.
This is the second FCC certification Ossia has received for Cota wireless power systems, with many more planned as Cota-enabled products continue to develop. The Cota Forever Tracker is designed for mass charging of many IoT asset trackers, simultaneously and automatically, ensuring devices are always charged and ready. Each tracking device will receive about 2W of radio frequency power when being charged.
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